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Horoscopes for Monday, Dec. 24

December 24, 2018

Today’s Birthday (12/24/18). Your team wins this year. Provide dedication and leadership for new heights. Romance catches you by surprise. Enjoy the spotlight this winter, before a twist unfurls with family finances. Partnership flowers next summer, leading to a shift with personal priorities. Connect and collaborate for shared passion.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Think things over before jumping into action. Keep things simple to avoid stress. Back up intuition with facts. Relax and enjoy time with people you love.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Focus on home, family and domestic projects. Cook, clean and create works of beauty and delicious flavors. Play your favorite games together. Practice compassion.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Use your persuasive arts. Creative projects can be fun. Don’t get distracted by fantasies or time-sucking phone apps. Connect with your peeps.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — Track your budget today and tomorrow. Find ways to save money. Unexpected expenses may arise. Plan your finances to accommodate new personal directions.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 9 — Keep your objective in mind. Advance your personal agenda. Keep secrets and confidences. Don’t reveal unfinished work yet. Fantasy and reality clash.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Look to the past for insight on the road ahead. Indulge nostalgia and retrospection. Remember ancestors and history. Spiritual reflection and ritual satisfies.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Social events and gatherings sparkle with connection. Together, you’re a powerful force. Work out your team strategy. Collaborate for shared gain. Contribute for common good.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — There are plenty of distractions to interrupt your focus with a professional challenge. Don’t fall for a trick. Watch out for spills. Stay in communication.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Travel delays and chaos could alter your original plans. Stay connected, and accept assistance when needed. Avoid risk or speculation. Take the reliable route.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — Take care of financial matters over the next few days. Mistakes could get expensive. Avoid overspending on unnecessary stuff. Stick to simplicity and connection.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — Provide mutual support to your partner. Collaborate to manage shared responsibilities. Relax your expectations, and roll with any surprises. Share your thanks.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 7 — Take extra care with health and wellness. Don’t bother with fad diets or tricks. Feed your heart and spirit with loving connection.

Celebrity birthdays: Songwriter-bandleader Dave Bartholomew is 100. Author Mary Higgins Clark is 91. Federal health official Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., is 78. Recording company executive Mike Curb is 74. Actress Sharon Farrell is 72. U.S. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is 72. Actor Grand L. Bush is 63. Actor Clarence Gilyard is 63. Actress Stephanie Hodge is 62. The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is 61. Rock musician Ian Burden (The Human League) is 61. Actor Anil Kapoor is 59. Actress Eva Tamargo is 58. Actor Wade Williams is 57. Rock singer Mary Ramsey (10,000 Maniacs) is 55. Actor Mark Valley is 54. Actor Diedrich Bader is 52. Actor Amaury Nolasco is 48. Singer Ricky Martin is 47. Author Stephenie Meyer is 45. TV personality Ryan Seacrest (TV: “Live With Kelly & Ryan”) is 44. Actor Michael Raymond-James is 41. Actor Austin Stowell is 34. Rock singer Louis Tomlinson (One Direction) is 27.

Thought for Today: “To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year.” — E.B. White, American author and journalist (1899-1985).

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